What does bother me though is hypocrisy. It's not like I expect them to go out there saying yeah I am doing it with this woman/man or that one; but when they present an image of holier than thou, they better be holier than thou.
When we heard the Gores were divorcing, I actually thought it probably was just the result of a long term marriage, two people growing apart, and I more or less dismissed the possibility of it being an affair, not that I'd have cared if she was getting it on with the gardener or him some woman he met in his travels. Divorce was just how life goes-- rich and famous or not.
But then along comes this: Portland woman says Al Gore groped her in hotel room
I am generally not surprised by politicians but this time I am. You have to be kidding. This is the guy who presented himself as so morally superior to Bill Clinton that he wouldn't even campaign with him when he himself ran for president. It's beginning to look like what he really was was jealous.
If this proves to be what is being claimed, this is not a peccadillo-- not in my eyes. I suppose a case could be made that it's none of our business to read about it as Gore is no longer running for office and was not when this incident allegedly took place. This though wasn't about consensual sex between two adults. This was a man of power taking advantage or trying to take advantage of a working woman.
It seems in the political realm, they are all pretty much doing this and it's just a question of who gets caught. Well they might not all be trying to force someone. Most settle for the ones they can lure in with their powerful positions.
In my opinion, this should not be in the realm of gossip. It should be prosecuted unless the police disbelieve her story. It should not have been shunted aside just because of who Gore is. I understand to go to court whether he is found innocent or guilty enhances his embarrassment, damages any future career he has, but if he did this,it was way beyond embarrassing. And if it's true, she's likely not the only woman he tried it on.
It is kind of ironic, isn't it? I mean here we are again with stained clothing for proof (which again if it's so means whether she agreed or not, something went on). You'd think he'd have learned something, wouldn't you? I guess he did but it was the wrong lesson!